The Student Leader Fellowship Program at NMU was a finalist for the 2008 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration from Michigan Campus Compact. The award honors "exemplary collaborations, undertaken by a college or university in partnership with a community group, which address critical areas of public need." Pictured with a plaque recognizing the SLFP's finalist status at The Institute, a statewide conference on service learning and civic engagement sponsored by Michigan Campus Compact, are graduate assistant Katy Morrison and Dave Bonsall (Center for Student Enrichment). Kia Richmond (English) participated in The Institute as a "Learn and Serve America: Brighter Futures" grant recipient. Elizabeth Monske (English) also attended.
NMU junior Cassie Burke has been appointed to the national board for the American Association of Health Educators (AAHE). She is a management of health and fitness major.
As the only student on the 12-member AAHE board, Burke represents the student views on national issues affecting health education and health educators.
Undergraduate English major Abbey Palmer has been accepted for admission into the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, where she will pursue her MFA degree. "I believe Abbey is the first NMU student ever to be admitted into this highly prestigious program," said Jim Schiffer (English).